Pickering Musical Society are fully immersed in rehearsals for their next production, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady.
The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, so that she may pass as a lady. Despite his cynical nature and difficulty understanding women, Higgins grows attached to her.
With music by Frederick Loewe, including favourites such as ‘Wouldn’t it be Loverly’, Get me to the Church on time’ and ‘I could have Danced all night’, Pickering Musical Society are pleased to welcome Tim Tubbs as Professor Higgins. Tim has performed in many productions across Scarborough and District over the years and we are delighted to have him join our company for this production.
Pantomime regular Danielle Long plays Eliza Doolittle, with Marcus Burnside as Alfie Doolittle—a part made famous by Stanley Holloway in the original 1956 Broadway production. This year will see Marcus Burnside’s 30th anniversary with Pickering Musical Society, first performing with us in 1993. Marcus has taken many roles over the years, in both musicals and pantomimes alike.
He said: “What a way to spend my anniversary year, playing the lovable rogue Alfie Doolittle. I have had thirty fabulous years with the Society, made friends for life, and had so many wonderful opportunities. Here’s to the next thirty!”.
Director Luke Arnold said: “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to direct one of my favourite musicals. We are working on an ambitious and spectacular set for this show, taking inspiration from some of the more elaborate West End sets. I am pleased to have Clive Wass return as Musical Director. He has been working hard with the cast to bring out the best in their musical abilities and it is all sounding fantastic”.
Book your tickets at The Kirk Theatre Box Office on 01751 474833 or online at thekirktheatre.co.uk.